Costume :Callisto
Variant :Classic Warrior costume
Source :Xena Warrior Princess tv series
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Callisto - Goddess

Callisto - scarred immortal

Callisto full length

Callisto warrior queen

reference image


Costume Information

Cost : upto £800
Awards : First prize, noted mention at Creation Xena convention 2001, Best in show and best workmanship
Time Taken : 6 months

One of my fav costumes, this was my obsession for 6 months making sure i got EVERYTHING right, which was hard back then without screengrabs or dvds!
Made from synth leather(for budget reasons), with real metal studs, top built around a wonder bra (as all good xena costumes were!) aluminium chain mail, handpainted detailing on leatherette, handmade sword and dagger to replicate original. Boots were the only bought piece. Also dyed hair to match and wore contacts!
I also perfected the character's scream and matched Hudson Leik in a scream contest at a photo shoot! She was most pleased!

First prize at Wolf Crusade Convention 2000, noted mention at Creation Xena convention 2001, Best in show and best workmanship at Masque costume convention 2002.


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Yay! Great to see you here hun.

I have always been a fan of your Callisto. You did suchan awesome job and do look a lot like her. Congrats on the awards for it.


by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 19:09
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Thankyou! I do like getting recognition for my work, although its been a long time since ive entered any competitions. I guess because to get one of my costumes cleared by the Uk garrison is recognition that it is good.
Thats all i really enter comps for, although good prizes are nice lol

by LittleMissMetamorph on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 22:25
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Holy shit this is fricken awesome!!!
<3 Xena the tv show and wow for a cosplay from it!!!
You look just like her

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 02:01
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you look sooo like Callisto, which is EPIC XD

by nanahara on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 09:08
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This is completely amazing and you look so much like the character it's unreal O_O

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 09:37
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Now I'm actually watching Xena I can see how good your Callisto was XD Especially back in the days when it was a lot harder to get reference material

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 14:02
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Haha thanks! Yeah pausing videos to get the illusive back shots was always fun!

by LittleMissMetamorph on Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 17:37